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The entrepreneurial life can be both exciting and taxing. Our writers share tips on how to make your life balanced and rewarding.

How To Determine If You Are Ready for Retirement

How To Determine If You Are Ready for Retirement

We all want to spend our retirement years comfortably. But we need to make sure we’ll be able to do that when the time does come. No matter what age you plan on retiring, it’s important to start planning for retirement as soon as possible. Here are some things to...

Is now a good time to retire? Consider these 4 things

Is now a good time to retire? Consider these 4 things

The idea of retirement is changing alongside the turbulent nature of today’s economy. Many imagine retirement as a time to stop working and enjoy the freedom to do what they want. Now, many people who are at retirement age may need to continue working, or at least...

How to Help Your Child Become an Entrepreneur

How to Help Your Child Become an Entrepreneur

School's out and you might find your kids have a lot of extra time on their hands. Maybe you’ve even heard “I’m bored” a couple of times and it’s starting to drive you nuts. Help your kids channel that boredom into some money-making by helping them become an...

Seasonal Depression: Here’s How To Overcome It

Seasonal Depression: Here’s How To Overcome It

Seasonal depression affects 10 million Americans each year, so it comes to no surprise that a large number of those people are business owners and entrepreneurs. Seasonal depression can affect your work ethic and therefore your product. Do you want to avoid a setback?...

Office Bag Essentials

Office Bag Essentials

Whether I am working at the office or my favorite coffee shop I try to stay prepared by having all the essentials in one bag. It becomes my portable office, so I have to keep it organized. Stationery and pensYou never know when you will need to write something down,...

How to Improve your Spiritual Health

How to Improve your Spiritual Health

Your spiritual health plays a role in every other area of your life: professional, personal, and physical. While it is the most important piece of maintaining a well-being, it can be the first to get knocked down on your priority list when life starts to get...

Travel Benefits of Being a Member at AFEUSA

Travel Benefits of Being a Member at AFEUSA

AFEUSA offers multiple membership options ranging from Introduction to Silver. Each of these membership options come with standard benefits in health and well-being, travel and auto, home and family programs, financial, HR and credit, business, and office services....

Entrepreneurial Books You MUST Read

Entrepreneurial Books You MUST Read

There are several books written that span across even more topics. Reading a book is a great way to not only relax, but to fully embody yourself in the words you read. For entrepreneurs, reading a book can easily motivate you and teach you ways of professionals before...

AFEUSA Provides its Members all Types of Benefits

AFEUSA Provides its Members all Types of Benefits

Being an AFEUSA member has so many benefits, including discounts on education/coaching, business, travel, financial services, and more. See the full list of membership benefits here. The Association for Entrepreneurs USA takes care of its members, giving them...

End of Year Reminders for Small Business CEOs

End of Year Reminders for Small Business CEOs

Small businesses, we see you and we are proud of you! We know that having a small business, especially in a time like this, is not easy. Despite difficult circumstances, you continue to follow your dreams, and that is something to be recognized and celebrated!  As the...

Mastering Work Productivity While Traveling

Mastering Work Productivity While Traveling

As an entrepreneur, you are more times than not on the go. With traveling, work productivity can be a challenge. Stay on top of your game. Make a plan. Be proactive. And smash those entrepreneurial goals. One simple, yet critical way to stay productive is by creating...

Tips for Working on the Go

Tips for Working on the Go

Not everybody has the luxury of being able to work in an office or during the standard work hours but working on the go is not as difficult or annoying as it may seem.  Your bag is your office If you have any desire to work on the go you must keep your office in your...

5 Tips for International Travel in 2021

5 Tips for International Travel in 2021

If you’ve been itching to travel again since the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re in luck — with the vaccine rolling out, more and more countries are opening their doors to U.S. tourists. However, if you want the experience to be as stress-free as possible, here are a couple...

It’s Time to Revamp Your Morning Routine

It’s Time to Revamp Your Morning Routine

Staying motivated and energized throughout the day can be tough when you don’t start your morning the right way. Enhancing your morning routine can change your life for the better. Morning To-Do’sA great way to step-up your morning game is to make a morning to-do...

How a traumatic event can affect you

How a traumatic event can affect you

A traumatic event is any situation that causes a person to experience unusually strong emotional reactions that have the potential to interfere with their ability to function normally at work or at home. How we react to specific events depends on many things. For...

Worried About Spending More Time Away From Home?

Worried About Spending More Time Away From Home?

During the lockdowns, we got to spend every waking moment at home, a blessing in disguise for many busy entrepreneurs and their families. Since this might’ve been a great, relationship-empowering experience for many, you might be a little worried or mindful about the...

Best 3 Ways to Get Awesome Restaurant Discounts

Best 3 Ways to Get Awesome Restaurant Discounts

You’re rushing home from your last meeting, and you’re starving with three other people to feed — what do you do? Although preparing food at home is the most economical thing, sometimes it just makes sense to rely on restaurants for a quick meal. Here are three ways...

Why We Love American Hearing Benefits

Why We Love American Hearing Benefits

It’s hard enough to be an entrepreneur without any sensory obstacles — if you’re deaf, hard of hearing, or suffer from tinnitus, you have probably learned many ways to be extra resourceful to stay ahead in the business world. Supporting deaf entrepreneurs — or...

Stop Buying $7 Espresso – Make It On-the-Go!

Stop Buying $7 Espresso – Make It On-the-Go!

Okay, let’s be real here: We’re not sponsored by any of these guys. But as a family of entrepreneurs, we’re massive fans of hot, fresh espresso anytime, anywhere. That’s exactly what you get with these handheld espresso makers. AeroPressInvented by a frustrated...

How Likely Are You to Be Injured While Traveling?

How Likely Are You to Be Injured While Traveling?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 18%–24% of traveler deaths are due to injuries. So, that begs the question — how likely are you to be injured while traveling, especially across borders? Studies show that between 15%–37% of...

Is Poor Posture Making Your Life Harder?

Is Poor Posture Making Your Life Harder?

Even people in their 20s can experience the pains of poor posture — and it certainly doesn’t get less painful later on. That’s why, when we correct our posture, we’ll often feel immediate internal bodily relief. “But wait,” you might say. “I feel pretty good while...

Are You Using the Right ‘Void Fill’ for Your Packages?

Are You Using the Right ‘Void Fill’ for Your Packages?

When’s the last time you got a package shipped with packing peanuts? While Styrofoam is certainly cheaper than other materials, the growing awareness of Styrofoam possibly being carcinogenic has led to cities and countries worldwide to ban the material. Getting your...

Why Is Prescription Medication So Expensive (in the U.S.)?

Why Is Prescription Medication So Expensive (in the U.S.)?

As an American, we’re acclimated to expensive prescription drugs. We make fun of it in pop culture all the time! But exactly why are prescription drugs so expensive, anyway? Are drugs really made of gold? No. 1: Lack of Price Regulation Although the FDA regulates how...

5 Fun Activities for Your Next Parent/Grandparent Visit

5 Fun Activities for Your Next Parent/Grandparent Visit

With vaccines becoming more common across the country, you may be very excited (as are your older loved ones!) to visit your parents or grandparents again. Here are a few ways you can spend that valuable time together again! No. 1: Lots of hugs. Of course, this is the...

10-Minute Meals for Your Work-From-Home Lunch

10-Minute Meals for Your Work-From-Home Lunch

You have a meeting in 30 minutes, but you’re already starving. It’s too late to order or pick up food (or at least anything healthy). What do you do? It’s time to put together a 10-minute, healthy meal — and you won’t even need a recipe to put these together....

Are You a Busy Spouse? Keep That Spark!

Are You a Busy Spouse? Keep That Spark!

The well-being of your family and your partner might be a large reason you’re driven to grow your business — but that doesn’t mean your relationships have to take a back seat all the time. You can still make your loved ones feel appreciated whenever possible! Here are...

Build a Connection With Your Fitness Mentor

Build a Connection With Your Fitness Mentor

Are you tired of your fitness resolutions falling apart? Fitness is alluring to people for many different reasons, and it can be difficult to discover that reason for you. However, there is something undeniable in being human — we all want mentors we connect well...

Can People Steal Your Tax Return?

Can People Steal Your Tax Return?

Not enough people prepare before a serious, irreversible crime is committed against them, their families, and their businesses: identity theft. And with the government’s biggest relief program in the pipelines, we’d like to remind everyone that it’s very possible for...

Have You Talked to Your Kids About Texting and Driving?

Have You Talked to Your Kids About Texting and Driving?

Would it surprise you if we said that, in 2020, the rate of death due to car accidents went up 24% compared to 2019? According to the National Safety Council, that’s the biggest annual leap since 1924. Although people have been driving less during the pandemic, the...

How Brushing Your Teeth Reverses the Decay Process

How Brushing Your Teeth Reverses the Decay Process

Although we’re told to brush our teeth for two minutes, two times a day, we don’t usually get an in-depth explanation of the entire tooth decay process. However, understanding it just might make you recommit to brushing your teeth for the full two minutes every...

If You Don’t Want A Senior Home, What’s Next?

If You Don’t Want A Senior Home, What’s Next?

We only want the best for our parents. After the events of 2020, we may not be so sure that a senior home is the best option for them. If you’re estate planning, you may also be considering your ideal future options if you’re unable to communicate.  That’s why a lot...

Why Exercise Helps You Age Backward

Why Exercise Helps You Age Backward

After turning 50, it might seem tempting to accept your body’s fate and assume you can do nothing more to improve your mobility. However, research shows that proper diet and exercise can help you age backward until you’re 80 and beyond. It’s easy to understand why...

The 5 Best, Healthy Products at Costco in 2021

The 5 Best, Healthy Products at Costco in 2021

It’s hard to turn down a famous, hearty Chicken Bake – especially when it’s even cheaper to eat in bulk! But, luckily, Costco makes it just as easy to eat healthy foods as it does to eat, well, unhealthy stuff. Next time you’re roaming the warehouse store’s aisles,...

Why SkyMed? Nobody Else Can Do It!

Why SkyMed? Nobody Else Can Do It!

Fire. Flood. Civil war. Animal stampede. Volcanic eruptions. Auto accidents. Hostile actions. These are just a few of the dramatic ways you might get hurt abroad — along with a few of the less-dramatic ones like catching the Ebola or Zika virus, malaria, or other...

BurnAlong’s Got Good Timing!

BurnAlong’s Got Good Timing!

For a lot of entrepreneurs, being on the road is just a fact of life. So is getting locked out of your gym back home because of the pandemic. In both cases, you can’t rely on exercise facilities to be available to you 24/7… but you also know you have to stay in shape....

Give Your Employees Benefits at ZERO Cost to You!

Give Your Employees Benefits at ZERO Cost to You!

As an entrepreneur, you care deeply about the well-being of your business — that means caring deeply about the well-being of your employees. Are they happy in their jobs? Why are they succeeding so well at certain tasks? Are they interested in training to excel...

Why Small-Business Owners Love Costco

Why Small-Business Owners Love Costco

Small business owners are an extremely diverse group of people, but we can all get behind one unifying factor (besides AFEUSA, of course): Costco! Small business owners are an extremely diverse group of people, but we can all get behind one unifying factor (besides...

One Huge Challenge That Remains for America’s Deaf Community

One Huge Challenge That Remains for America’s Deaf Community

The American deaf community still faces many challenges, but we wanted to highlight one important issue today. Although deaf Americans need audiologist health care coverage to thrive in our hearing world, many of them don’t have it. The American deaf community still...

3 Safety Tips for ‘Quarantining’ While Traveling

3 Safety Tips for ‘Quarantining’ While Traveling

If you’re starting to travel again in 2021, you might still be a little bit worried about it — if not because of the health consequences, then because of the travel regulations that differ state-to-state. Here are a few tips for staying safe while on the road or in...

The Best Ways to Rapidly Expand Your Home Menu

The Best Ways to Rapidly Expand Your Home Menu

If you’re looking for fast, easy ways to upgrade your homemade dishes, you’ve found the right article. We’re here to provide some ideas to help you upgrade your cooking skills. Whether you want to impress, eat healthier, or sharpen a technique you use every day,...

Is Your Teen Ready for a Car?

Is Your Teen Ready for a Car?

This holiday season, you may be considering handing your teenager the keys to your car. But are they ready? How will you know? While we parents have no official checklist to determine their preparation, your teenager can show key qualities to prove they’re ready....

Best Holiday Food Gifts to Send Your Senior Loved Ones

Best Holiday Food Gifts to Send Your Senior Loved Ones

2020 has been a really tough year for everyone living in senior homes. You might’ve done everything you can to pamper your elderly family member isolated in their care center, but as winter holidays arrive, they’re going to miss spending time with you even more than...

This Is Why Couples Fight About Money

This Is Why Couples Fight About Money

Money is a tricky subject. Even close families avoid talking about it because it can be a very sensitive and divisive topic — but, as a couple, you can’t escape conversations about finances as it’s interwoven with your life together. So, where do the problems come...

3 Tips to Upgrade Your Family Road Trip

3 Tips to Upgrade Your Family Road Trip

Does your family consider road trips to be a little ordinary? If you feel like the excitement levels aren’t where they should be this holiday season, then we have a few tips to upgrade the experience and have a blast on your next road trip. First, buy a great cooler...

How Safe Is It to Fly, Really?

How Safe Is It to Fly, Really?

Although you might be hoping to travel out of state this holiday season, you may also be wondering: Is it honestly safe to fly? How do you gauge the risks you’re taking? The good news is that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

3 Tips to Work Around the USPS Slowdown This Holiday Season

3 Tips to Work Around the USPS Slowdown This Holiday Season

Your business might already be feeling the effects of the USPS slowdown, but have you prepared for how it could possibly affect you this holiday season? Here are a few strategies to consider implementing. Drive your mail to the largest local distribution center.Taking...

How to Celebrate the Holidays With Our Elderly From Afar

How to Celebrate the Holidays With Our Elderly From Afar

It’s going to be tough to celebrate the holidays with our older family members this year, especially if they’re locked down in their local caretaking homes. We have no fast answers to when it’ll be safe — it might be already decently safe in your area by the time...

How Do We Handle the Prolonged Stress of the Pandemic at Home?

How Do We Handle the Prolonged Stress of the Pandemic at Home?

Remember when we thought this pandemic would be over in a few months? I do, and it feels like it must’ve been years ago. While every area is recovering at different rates, our divided nation can probably agree on one thing: We’re all tired of this pandemic. We miss...

3 Hacks for Eating Well Consistently

3 Hacks for Eating Well Consistently

Eating one good, healthy meal can feel like a massive victory — but doing it consistently, especially as business owners, can be a huge challenge. At the same time, during a pandemic, it’s never been more important to do so. Your immune system needs plenty of...

Car vs. Plane

Car vs. Plane

While travel has been discouraged during the COVID-19 outbreak, as we start seeing recovery across the country, business travel is becoming more common again. The question is this: Should we travel by car or plane? It’s really about weighing your risks. Until a...

Moving Back to the Office?

Moving Back to the Office?

No matter what stage of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery your state and business may be in, you may be thinking ahead to what your day at the office will look like. Besides being safe, it should also feel cozy and organized! We need a clean and relaxing space to work...

Turn Your Phone Into Your Fitness Tracker

Turn Your Phone Into Your Fitness Tracker

Right now, keeping up with our health is imperative to our success as business leaders. If our health isn’t optimal, it can cloud our judgment and impair our energy levels, restricting our productivity. You’ll see countless apps claiming to be the best for monitoring...

Fun Nutrition-Rich Meals for the Family

Fun Nutrition-Rich Meals for the Family

During this time, it can get old ordering through Uber Eats every week to ensure your family gets tasty nutritional meals. Instead, try making a fun and healthy dinner for your loved ones in your own kitchen. Here is a quick review of some of the fantastic meals Home...

Relationship Tips and Tricks

Relationship Tips and Tricks

Being in a relationship is a beautiful thing, and naturally, you want to share your entire life with your significant other. However, if you and your partner are also in a business relationship, make sure you're balancing both sides. With these tricks, you’ll both be...

Homebound Ways to Spend Time With Family

Homebound Ways to Spend Time With Family

If you’ve been self-quarantining, I’m sure you’ve cleaned every facet of your house, and you’ve tackled all the errands you can. But this May, there are several holidays coming up that can help you make the most out of your stay-cation. “Star Wars” Day May 4 is an...

Unknown Causes of Cavities

Unknown Causes of Cavities

Right now, the last thing on your mind is your oral hygiene. Sure, we all floss, brush twice a day, and use mouthwash, but that only does so much. If something does come up, like a cavity, it's one more thing on your plate that you have to handle. What's worse, is...

Signs You Need a Hearing Aid

Signs You Need a Hearing Aid

Do your family members have to repeat things to you constantly? Do you have to listen carefully to podcasts that you could hear easily weeks ago? If so, you're not alone. Over 450 million people suffer from some form of hearing loss. But determining that you have...

Manage Your Relationships During Quarantining

Manage Your Relationships During Quarantining

Right now, working remotely is more common than ever, and if you and your loved ones are suddenly sharing a workspace, tensions can arise. No matter how good-natured our loved ones are, small talk, various household questions, and even general disagreements can take a...

How to Keep Burning Calories During Quarantine

How to Keep Burning Calories During Quarantine

If you’re homebound and working remotely, it can be stressful trying to manage your new routine. If you have kids, you have to keep track of their schooling. If you have a significant other working from home as well, you have to manage the appropriate times to...

How Safe is Takeout Food During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

How Safe is Takeout Food During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

Even as restaurants dial back to take-out only operations across the country, some people may still find themselves wondering how safe is takeout, really? The good news is that, according to “Forbes,” experts conclude that the risk of contracting COVID-19 by ordering...

Three Ways to Stay Fit at Home

Three Ways to Stay Fit at Home

As gyms shut down around the nation, many Americans are finding it difficult to maintain their health and sanity while still doing their part to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Here are a few ways to maintain your healthy lifestyle from home. Bodyweight Exercises...

The Superfoods That Will Boost Your Immune System

The Superfoods That Will Boost Your Immune System

In the rush of the workday, it’s so easy to get fast food to settle your cravings. However, these options can lack the essential nutrients you need, or worse, leave you feeling sluggish and kill your productivity. To scale your business in the current landscape, you...

The Benefits of Making Giving Part of Your Business Model

The Benefits of Making Giving Part of Your Business Model

If you’re a business owner, getting involved with a non profit organization this summer can offer more than just the good feelings associated with giving back. According to Cone Communications, 85% of customers have a more favorable view of businesses that give back...

Managing Self-Employment Taxes for Small Business Owners

Managing Self-Employment Taxes for Small Business Owners

If you’re an employee, your employer takes out contributions for programs like Social Security and Medicare from your paycheck each month. For employees, these contributions are called FICA taxes, and everybody has to make them under one name or another. If you’re a...

2020’s Three Most Romantic Travel Destinations

2020’s Three Most Romantic Travel Destinations

Do you have a spouse or partner who has nurtured and supported you along your path to owning and running your business? February is the month of love, so why not make time to thank them for all their support with a romantic trip for two? Here are three of the most...

The Best Inexpensive Relaxation Apps in 2020

The Best Inexpensive Relaxation Apps in 2020

If the new year has been stressful so far, you may be worried about your long-term well-being. How do you make progress in daily life when you’re always juggling responsibilities? Thankfully, rest and meditation can help you relax your mind, and there are many modern...

3 Ways To Keep Your Culture Through a Growth Period

3 Ways To Keep Your Culture Through a Growth Period

Culture is the glue that holds a business together. But as a business grows, it may struggle to maintain its culture. Here are three considerations to keep in mind as you strengthen and develop your systems. Hire Smart It’s difficult to overstress the importance of...

Three Best Domestic Travel Destinations for 2020

Three Best Domestic Travel Destinations for 2020

Whether you’re a nature lover, an adrenaline junky, or a sports fan, 2020 offers excellent opportunities for travel. Here are our top three picks for 2020 travel: Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon Looking for an outdoor escape? Check out the scenery In Lake Powell, Utah...

Making Resolutions That Stick

Making Resolutions That Stick

January 2020 isn’t just any old New Year’s. It marks the end of a decade, which means this is like a super fresh start on the next ten years of your life. With that in mind, here’s a few hot tips to keep you on track: Dream Big, Break Your Big Goal Into Smaller Goals...

Tips For Holiday Travel in 2020

Tips For Holiday Travel in 2020

Let’s face it: Traveling around the holidays can be rough. Prices go up and routes get crowded. To add to this, the holidays fall smack dab in the middle of winter, when weather delays abound. Between large numbers of travelers and weather induced delays, holiday...

Staying Healthy During the Holidays (Office Edition)

Staying Healthy During the Holidays (Office Edition)

We’ve all been there; it’s late, you’re drained, and those holiday cookies are just the sugar rush you need to finish a task. But later, when the sugar crash hits, you will feel sluggish and irritable. As an entrepreneur, it’s hard to avoid the holiday health...

Stress Management In The Business World

Stress Management In The Business World

Stress drives us to success at times, but it can also eat away at us and our loved ones. A recent study by The Korn Ferry Institute found that 76% of participating business professionals report that stress hurts their personal relationships. You can’t avoid workplace...

Superfoods to Boost Your Productivity

Superfoods to Boost Your Productivity

With the hustle of the workday, it’s easy to miss meals or settle for a quick burger and fries in your rush. Either option can leave you sluggish and drain away what little energy you still had towards the end of the day. It’s understandable why you might not want to...

Business During Flu Season

Business During Flu Season

During the holiday season, you’re bound to get sick one way or another. But prolonged illness can be detrimental to your business’s productivity. Here are two simple ways to maintain your company’s progress while you get better. Communication With Your Employees...

The Underlying Effects of Vacations

The Underlying Effects of Vacations

In business, it’s easy to get consumed with the daily needs of our company and neglect our well-being. This is amplified during the holidays, as we try to get everything our loved ones want and maximize our holiday marketing strategies. A great way to avoid holiday...

What To Include In A Benefits Package?

What To Include In A Benefits Package?

As you scale your business, you’ll need the right team by your side. We've talked a lot about employee acquisition, but one key component in finding quality employees is offering good employee benefits. When considering what benefits to include in your staff's...

How To Save Money and The Planet

How To Save Money and The Planet

Nowadays, most consumers are environmentally conscious; in-fact recent reports have shown the over one-third of consumers will pay 25% more for sustainable products. What makes these trends in consumer behavior even more impressive is the demand Gen Z is showing for...

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